296pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019
A biography of Sidney Robey Leibbrandt (1913-1966), a South African boxer who became a Nazi sympathiser after participating in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He gathered a small paramilitary force from members of the Ossewabrandwag and launched a series of small-scale guerrilla warfare operations against infrastructure targets. He was captured in Pretoria in December 1942, convicted of high treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 1948 under a general amnesty enacted by the new National Party Government.
Albert Blake is a researcher linked to the History Department at the University of the Free State.